How The Writing Process Works

17 Apr

Or how to write about stuff you don’t know or understand.

STEP 1)  RESEARCH.
Read at least 4 or 5 articles about whatever it is you don’t know or understand. Read until you can explain the concept to yourself in simple terms.

STEP 2) CHECK YOU CAN EXPLAIN IT.

Seek out someone who also has no knowledge of the concept you just taught yourself. Explain it to them in a way where they can now understand the basics. If they can explain it back to you & it sounds like what you just told them, you did it!

STEP 3) WRITE THE CONCEPT DOWN.

Actually having to explain the concept by way of the written word is a lot more difficult than being able to speak to someone about it. You can’t use jargon, you have to use plain terms than anyone can understand. Allow someone to read what you’ve written then ask them to explain back to you verbally. As above, if it sounds like what you told them, you did it!

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